Did you know there’s a team at Northern Health (NH) dedicated to the treatment and prevention of eating disorders?
The NH Regional Eating Disorders Program
The NH Regional Eating Disorders Program is based in Prince George, but supports the entire North. Looking back at 2019, the team took part in a number of quality improvement initiatives:
New doctor joins the team
Welcome to the team Dr. Yu! Dr. Yu joins Dr. Siemens and Dr. Touhey.
Sharing learnings and innovation with Vancouver and the province
The team traveled to Vancouver to attend a provincial conference: the Community of Practice for Eating Disorders. The conference was an opportunity to connect with other eating disorder services in the province and stay current with new research and practice guidelines. Sara Garner, the team’s adult therapist, presented on eating disorders and autism. Way to go Sara!
The team travels to the Northeast region
Back in May, Sandi DeWolf, team lead; Daney Disher, registered nurse; and I (Rilla Lodge, registered dietitian), traveled throughout the Northeast region. We shared resources and provided education for community health teams.
Questions or feedback?
Consultation and community support continues to be a primary focus of the Eating Disorders Program’s action plan. Contact us at 250-565-7479.
To learn more about these programs and services, visit https://www.northernhealth.ca/services/mental-health-substance-use/programs-and-services